Independent label: Cruisin Records Was A Sub-Label Of Lightning And Old Gold Records. The late '70s saw a vogue for coloured vinyl, shaped records - the first 'non-round' single, Richard Myhill's 'It Takes Two To Tango' (Mercury / Utopia, TANGO-1) got into the Top 20 in 1978 largely on its novelty value - and latterly picture discs.  The first picture disc to come out was, 'My Best Friend's Girl' by the Cars (Elektra, K-12301), which charted in that same year. In July 1979 Lightning Records issued ten singles in picture disc form under the 'Cruisin' banner; these had catalogue numbers from Lightning's 'Old Gold' series, but there was no reference to Old Gold on the records. The matrix numbers had an extra 'P' in them, as in 'LIG 9015 P', which was lacking in those of the standard vinyl versions. The 'A' sides ('Nearsides') were of a standard design, while the 'B' sides ('Offsides') featured pictures of different classic cars.  The music consisted of a selection of popular songs from the Rock 'n' Roll era, by the likes of the Everly Brothers and The Drifters.  Pressing was by Damont, Distribution by WEA. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

79 Chris Montez / Lonnie Mack Let's Dance / Memphis CRUISIN LIG 9011
79 Lester Kitty / The Casinos Love Letters / Then You Can Tell Me CRUISIN LIG 9012
79 Del Vikings Come Go With Me / Whispering Bells  CRUISIN LIG 9013
79 Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me / When My Little Girl Is Smiling CRUISIN LIG 9014
79 Teddy Bears, The / Jody Reynolds To Know Him Is To Love Him / Endless Sleep CRUISIN LIG 9015
79 Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion / Princess, Princess CRUISIN LIG 9016
79 Bobby Darin  Dream Lover/Mack The Knife CRUISIN LIG 9017
79 Everly Brothers Bird Dog / Devoted To You CRUISIN LIG 9018
79 Earls / Billy Bland Remember Then / Let The Little Girl Dance CRUISIN LIG 9019
79 Jewel Akens / Fendermen The Birds And The Bees / Mule Skinner Blues CRUISIN LIG 9020

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